InstallAnywhere Flat Certificate Exports for Windows Signing

A “flat” certificate, without the certificate chain path included, is required for signing with InstallAnywhere.

In order to sign a Windows target using InstallAnywhere, it is necessary for the certificate to be exported flat. In other words, the certificate chain path cannot be included. This is normally a default option, so it must be disabled. If the certificate chain path is included, the builder will report: “Code signing failed with following error: Unable to sign.”

The certificate can be exported graphically within Windows or with the cmdlet Export-PfxCertificate within PowerShell.

For additional information on working with certifications, check out these resources:

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